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[November] 1847

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 drawing: black chalk, pencil and white highlights on wove paper; 12.4x18 cm

Scope and content

Sketch of an individual portrait of a little girl, probably Elma Bruce [five years old at the time], shown standing in profile, holding a book. The figure is wearing a crinoline-supported skirt ending just below the knee. The bodice has slim-fitting sleeves. Her shoes are flat with straps or ribbons around the ankle. Her hair is smooth to the crown with curls falling from the top of the neck at the back and falling forward down the side from a part at eye level. At the bottom left corner of the work is a sketch of a landscape, 2x2.4 cm.

Graphic (art)
99: Closed pending processing
22 Item no. assigned by LAC 19
99: Closed pending processing
Archival reference no.

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin, and family fonds (R977). Copyright: expired/périmé.

Additional information

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: signature (MLEK) and date; untitled.